Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.
Julia Lurie takes an up-close look at the opiod epidemic in the United States, telling the stories of social workers working on child protection cases, parents struggling with addictions, and their affected children.
On 20 June, the Advisory Group for Childonomics, a research projected intended to develop a tool to determine long-term social and economic return of investing in children, met in Brussels for its final meeting. The final output of the project in pilot countries Malta and Romania is scheduled to be presented at the International Foster Care Organisations (IFCO) World Conference in November 2017.
Yesenia Amaro and Kong Meta - The Phnom Penh Post30 Jun 2017
Disabled children in Cambodia are abandoned in hospitals and health centers throughout the country. The Angkor Hospital for Children, however, is dedicated to keeping abandoned children out of orphanages by convincing and assisting parents to take their infants back and care for them.
This alert from Amnesty International describes the findings from a recent Independent review of youth detention centres in Queensland, Australia, which exposed abuse and human rights violations of detained youth at the hands of staff.